So, if what I have learned "pays off," in more ways that just money, I should bring more visitors to my site, besides my friends and relatives, who come to look but not talk!
My ArtMusing.com (registered domain name with Verio) is still under construction. I guess I could have went with a cookie-cutter site but I wanted to create something somewhat original. It is definitely the slow way. On the other hand, I have been gaining in skills and knowledge this way.